Man Helps Carry Stranger To Medics During Tulsa Protest

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020, 8:22 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter

TULSA, Okla. - Ryan Ruble said when he saw a stranger have a medical emergency during a protest Sunday night, he carried that man nearly half a mile to paramedics because they couldn’t get through the crowd.

News On 6 has video of Ryan carrying a complete stranger several blocks to safety.

Ruble saw the man had passed out in the street, so Ryan jumped in to help.

"The gentleman said he was a diabetic. We were able to get a cold cloth around his neck and try to revitalize him and that did work but we were going in and out,” said Ruble.

Ruble said two nurses from the crowd came over to help.

He said they were trying to call an ambulance, but paramedics weren't able to get through the crowd of protesters.

"There was no other option,” said Ruble. “They couldn't come down because of the crowd.

"At that point I just made the call, picked him up and walked him from QuikTrip up here to 41st and Peoria."

Ruble said he's Army Reserve, so he didn't even think twice about helping.

He credits his training and the fact his mom is a nurse.

"Just to be able to assess it and know how to take care of a problem without overreacting and then get him to a safe spot while making sure myself or no one else was hurt during that time” said Ruble.

Ryan said he didn't expect so much attention because he just felt it was the right thing to do.

"Right place at the right time. I hope that if I wasn’t there, I'm sure one of the other good civilians would have been able to help him out,” said Ruble.

Ruble said he still doesn't know who the man is but hopes he’s okay.